The initial release version in the first edition of the DVD
Installs from DVD (AU release includes and relies on Steam). Launches ok via Steam (DirectX9 mode). Single player, load/save games.
What does not
What was not tested
Requires Visual C Runtime library apparently (I also preinstalled DX9). I used WineTricks: "winetricks d3dx9 vcrun2008" Otherwise no customisation necessary - it requires Steam and it installs its own version of DX9 but it does all that without any tech knowledge needed, just usual Win click, click, click. If you don't count WineTricks, Civ V is Platinum really!
|Operating system||Test date||Wine version||Installs?||Runs?||Used|
|Show||Linux Mint 16 "Petra" x86_64||Dec 27 2013||1.7.8||Yes||Yes||Gold||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||Aug 23 2013||1.7.0||Yes||Yes||Silver||an anonymous user|
|Show||Arch Linux x86_64||May 28 2013||1.5.31||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Debian GNU/Linux 6.x "Squeeze"||Aug 20 2012||1.5.10||Yes||Yes||Platinum||an anonymous user|
|Show||Mac OS X 10.6 "Snow Leopard"||Jun 26 2012||1.5.6||Yes||Yes||Silver||Edward R.|
If you are using this game with steam, see the Steam page for details on how to install Steam.
If you are unable to install Steam from the DVD, try installing it from http://store.steampowered.com/about/
Also remember to disable in-game community if you are using Steam.
For best results, start with a clean wine prefix, then install vcrun2008, d3dx9_36 and vcrun6sp6 using winetricks, then install the game normally.
DirectX 11 is not currently known to work, use DirectX 9 instead.
Use of downloadable content (DLC) may eventually cause the game to crash after a number of turns. If you are experiencing consistent crashes when near the renaissance age when playing with civilizations from the DLC, disabling any DLC other than the expansion packs is advised.